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Historical Events In 1981

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Jan 16   Ivan Lendl intentionally loses a match in the Volvo Masters in order to avoid having to play Björn Borg on this day in history.  

Jan 16   On this day in history john Lennon releases "Woman" in UK  

Jan 16   Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth in the year 1981.  

Jan 16   On this day in history protestant gunmen shoot & wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey & husband  

Jan 17   Bernard Lee, actor (M in James Bond Movies), dies at 73 in the year 1981.  

Jan 17   Philippino President Marcos ends state of siege on this day in history.  

Jan 18   On this day in history iran accepts US offer of $7.9 billion in frozen assets  

Jan 18   In the year 1981 iran agrees in principle to the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months.  

Jan 18   Wendy O Williams arrested in Milwaukee for on-stage obscenity on this day in history.  

Jan 19   Iran agrees in principle to the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months in the year 1981.  

Jan 19   Muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year old out of committing suicide in the year 1981.  

Jan 19   In the year 1981 uS & Iran sign agreement to release 52 American hostages  

Jan 20   In the year 1981 admiral Stansfield Turner, USN (Retired), ends term as 12th director of CIA  

Jan 20   Iran releases the 52 American hostages it had held for over a year in the year 1981.  

Jan 20   Ronald Reagan inaugurated as President in the year 1981.  

Jan 20   In the year 1981 ronald Reagan was inaugurated as the 40th president of the United States. That same day, 52 American hostages were released by Iran after 444 days in captivity.  

Jan 21   On this day in history allyn Joslyn, actor (They Won't Forget, Cafe Society), dies at 79  

Jan 21   In the year 1981 bernhard Goetz is assaulted for first time on a New York subway train  

Jan 22   Fannie Thomas, US, dies at 113 on this day in history.  

Jan 23   In the year 1981 bobby Sherwood, orch leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 66  

Jan 23   Jochem Bird elected mayor of West Berlin in the year 1981.  

Jan 24   Kim Hughes scores 213 vs India at Adelaide on this day in history.  

Jan 25   Adele Marie Astaire, sister of Fred Astaire, dies at 82 in the year 1981.  

Jan 25   Mao's widow Jiang Qing sentenced to death on this day in history.  

Jan 25   The 52 American hostages held by Iran for 444 days arrive back in the U.S on this day in history.  

Jan 26   In the year 1981 sandeep Patil scores memorable 174 vs Australia at Adelaide Oval  

Jan 27   In the year 1981 leo Collard, Belgian minister of Education (1946/54-58), dies at 78  

Jan 28   In the year 1981 olympic Glory tanker at Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 1 million gallons of oil in a ship collision  

Jan 28   William J Casey becomes the 13th director of CIA (until 1987) in the year 1981.  

Jan 29   In the year 1981 cozy Cole rocker (Topsy Part II), dies  

Jan 29   In the year 1981 cozy Cole, rocker (Topsy Part II), dies  

Jan 30   In the year 1981 8th American Music Award Kenny Rogers wins  

Jan 31   On this day in history "The Tide Is High" by Blondie hits #1  

Jan 31   38th Golden Globes Ordinary People, Coal Miner's Daughter on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1981

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Apr 02   Michael Clarke, Australian cricketer was born on this day in history.  

Apr 02   Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress was born on this day in history.  

Apr 28   In the year 1981 birth of jessica Alba, American actress  

Apr 30   In the year 1981 birth of john O'Shea, Irish footballer  

Apr 30   Emma Pierson, British actress was born on this day in history.  

May 19   On this day in history birth of georges St. Pierre, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter  

May 19   On this day in history birth of luciano Figueroa, Argentine footballer  

May 22   On this day in history birth of bryan Danielson, American professional wrestler  

Famous Deaths In 1981

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1981 death of hephzibah Menuhin, American-Jewish concert pianist (b. 1920)  

Jan 02   On this day in history david Lynch, singer (Platters-My Prayer), dies at 51  

Jan 03   In the year 1981 death of princess Alice of Albany (b. 1883)  

Jan 05   On this day in history harold C Urey, US chemist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934), dies at 87  

Jan 06   A[rchibald] J[oseph] Cronin, physician/author (Citadel), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Jose Ardevol, composer, dies at 69 in the year 1981.  

Jan 08   In the year 1981 matthew Beard, entertainer, dies  

Jan 09   Kazimierz Serocki, composer, dies at 58 in the year 1981.  

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